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the chairman of the house of endangering several libyans who have been working with the u.s. by not giving their names when he released 166 pages unclassified libya documents. heading tomorrow night's foreign policy debate are, i have to say, more confusing to me as a consumer of news than they have ever been. we talked about this early on. i will put myself in the category of people who were troubled. category of people who were troubled by what seemed to be a distance between what the reporting and what the intelligence agency seemed to be saying and what was coming out of the white house. i thought that gab was worrisome. we talked about it on the show. i don't know what to think anymore because what looked like it first was officially the u.s. government line was this was spontaneous and in reaction to the video. there was a parallel channel of reporting indicating it was premeditated, the work of al qaeda militants and had nothing to do with the video. there was no protest in the video. that is what happened. now we have reporting from the l.a. times and "the new york times" talking t
dysfunctional. it's an accident of history and that russia's objections to any and all u.s. proposals can seem to americans truculant and spiteful. what exactly is the alternative? the answer is violence, war, death and bloodshed which brings us to the announcement yesterday from the nobel prize committee of a somewhat unusual choice. the european union. the announcement occasioned a whole lot of snark state side. not a good sign if the e.u. asks that its nobel prize be paid in some currency you other than the euro. jeffrey goldberg tweeted, next year the nobel committee should consider awarding the peace prize to puppies. dave wooegle, this guy right here, nobel me. the team at fox and friends also mocked the committee's decision. >> the nobel committee praised the e.u. for six decades to promote peace and democracy in europe. >> really? fantastic. >> we should have the sports writers do it. >> better opinion than the cy young. >> the e.u. can only hope there's a cash award. they could use some underwriting. >> it's true. europe isn't in the best shape. the limitations are causing institution
in the u.s. economy? many of these small businesses talked about are anything but small. in order to avoid paying income taxes, they use sole propriet proprietorships and s-corporations. the owners file the profits on individual tax returns making the term small business about the number of owners rather than anything else. as a result, these small business owners include partners of hedge funds. also, donald trump. >> under governor romney's definition there are a bunch of millionaires and billionaires who are small businesses. donald trump is a small business. i know he doesn't like to think he's small anything, but it's how you define small businesses to get business income. >> this term is driving me nut, i have to be honest. it's become so central. everyone celebrates small business. it seems to me, a term in search of an actual definition. there's no agreed upon definition. it could mean anything. it's like saying workers. that includes hedge fund managers and janitors because they both work. it's not a useful concept. reverse engineered to score a political point. it begins as it's
burdens on businesses, and excessively hinder free trade, more than 50,000 u.s. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences. it's important we are all educated voters. then there's the flyer it includes including information on voter registration deadlines. it contains this package, falling candidates in your state received support from a coke company or coke pack the employee political action committee of coke companies. you can see listed their favored candidates, mitt romney and paul ryan. we asked them for comment. he said to encourage employees to be informed, coke mailed a letter to their 50,000 u.s. based employees, makes clear the decisions about which candidates to support are up to each employee and based on factors important to him or her. the information they request, voter registration deadline, voting deadlines and a list of candidates supported by coke companies. it's no surprise, of course, the coke brothers support romney for president. they promised to spend $400 million for americans for prosperity to prevent president obama from winning a second term. they ra
magazine." anna marie cox. the u.s. version of the guardian. george pack ner, staff writer for "the new yorker" and author of a fascinating story in next week's issue about a former lobbyist who has become disillusioned. a >>> we are ten days away from the presidential election. president obama seems to be steadily regaining a narrow lead, a lead he held over mitt romney before the presidential debates began earlier this month. the latest polling averages according to nate silver of "the new york times" give president obama 50.3 with mitt romney 48.6. president obama has a 74% chance of winning the election based on his strong performance in several swing states. the president is hoping to capitalize on the momentum to encourage voters to go to the polls as soon as possible by taking advantage of early voting. as of this morning, more than 10.5 million people have already cast their ballots including the president himself. president obama flew back to chicago on thursday to take advantage of early voting in illinois becoming the first sitting president in history to cast a ballot early.
% of u.s. electricity came from coal. by 2012 it's down to 36%. in terms of what share of our elections is produced by coal. we're exporting more. >> coal jobs have grown by 5%. it's interesting we're having this debate whether or not there's over regulation. the job industry is up by 5%. >> this past year hit a high water mark in the last five or six years for coal employment. speaking of coal employment, i want to bring in mike caputo. he's vice president of the united mine workers of north america. he represents ohio and west virginia. mike, thanks so much for joining us this morning. i wanted to get your sense of what role you see coal playing in this election right now. >> well, thank you, chris. first of all, thank you for allowing me to be on your show to represent our membership in southeastern ohio and west virginia. you know, we're very, very concerned about the future of our industry. coal has been a very abundant, reliable, affordable source of energy for this country for quite a long time, and it's still at about the 40% level when it comes to energy production in our count
believe that for governors and u.s. senators. we just believe in equality of all american voters. that's the deep idea. >> yeah. >> chris, you made the point in your intro about how the policy debate would change. it's easy to imagine. look at the house of representatives. what do we see? we see two polar parties. there's not a lot of sen tryst. >> i think a presidential campaign that was driven by a popular vote is similarly polarized. >> in the house of representatives you have a huge number of one-sided districts where if you are a republican in a republican district, the only thing you have to fear is coming from the right. >> you are always going to have to get elected by everybody. here is one objection that makes sense to me. i want you to tell us how to get there in the time we have left. the recount issue. this is persuasive. when we cabin things off in one state, if ohio is contested, litigation at least it will be in ohio. if you had a natural popular vote that was in a very small, small margin running a 50-state recount seems like that would be chaotic and catastrophic. >>
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